Felon Arrested For Gun, Drug Possession

Smithfield Police said they seized 116 alprazolam pills from a vehicle during a traffic stop just before midnight Sunday on US 70 East near I-95. Currently,alprazolam, which also goes by the name Xanax, is believed to be the most prescribed and the most misused benzodiazepine in the United States retail market.

Jesse-Lee-Collins-FIOfficers also seized numerous other items found in the vehicle including a 380 pistol, ammunition, $198 in cash, collectible coins valued at $2,000, a gold chain, cell phone and computer tablet.

Jesse Lee Collins, 34, of E. Fremont Street, Kenly was charged with trafficking opiates, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance.  Collins was transported to the Johnston County Jail where he bail was set at $200,000.